Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2014-1843)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79201
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 6 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2014-1843 advisory.

- Race condition in the __kvm_migrate_pit_timer function in arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by leveraging incorrect PIT emulation. (CVE-2014-3611)

- arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.12 does not have an exit handler for the INVEPT instruction, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) via a crafted application. (CVE-2014-3645)

- arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 does not have an exit handler for the INVVPID instruction, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) via a crafted application. (CVE-2014-3646)

- Multiple buffer overflows in the command_port_read_callback function in drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c in the Whiteheat USB Serial Driver in the Linux kernel before 3.16.2 allow physically proximate attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) via a crafted device that provides a large amount of (1) EHCI or (2) XHCI data associated with a bulk response.
(CVE-2014-3185)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2014-1843.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79201

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1843.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/12/2014

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl, ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3185

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3185, CVE-2014-3611, CVE-2014-3645, CVE-2014-3646

BID: 69781, 70743, 70745, 70746

RHSA: 2014:1843